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Took 3000 iu vitamin D3 daily for a week, I recently had cheekbone implants made of rib cartilage. Read that high D3 can cause bone loss. Will taking that dose have resorbed some of the implants?
No.: The amount and duration of vitamin D you've taken isn't enough to cause any long term, much less immediate, problems. Vitamin D toxicity can raise serum calcium levels primarily by resorbing bone. But cartilage is a non-bony fibrous tissue which isn't directly affected by vitamin D metabolism. While taking 3000 IU D3 supplement shouldn't cause you harm, there's no real benefit either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zygomatic Bone: Forms the zygomatic arch.Get a more detailed answer ›
Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?
Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more
Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture (s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more
Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?
Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more
Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more
Please: Consult with a facial plastic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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I had an accidental hit to my cheekbone 61/2 weeks ago and I still have a larger cheekbone on that side, how can I speed up healing, will it be normal?
Fracture?: That is a long time after the hit, I would expect swelling would be gone by now. Did you ever had X-rays taken? Maybe you had a fracture. Because this is your face, I would suggest you consult a ENT doctor or plastics. ...Read more
Right cheekbone hurt w a sharp stabbing pain for two seconds then pain disappeared 'til 2 days now, pain very briefly, but left w dull feeling in area?
Could be...: One of the conditions that come to mind is possible trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition when the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v) for whatever reason fires abnormally and causes brief episodes of severe, sharp lancinating pain. It could be precipitated by chewing or by blowing air in one's face. There are other potential causes. But make a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
TMJ: Unilateral crepitations in region proximal mandible w. chewing raises concern for Temporomandibular Disorder, oft called TMJ, "j" for joint. I have often seen in persons w. chronic head tilt, who develop crossed muscle syndrome, uppermost hypertrophic & hyperdynamic & lower deconditioned, in masseter muscles. Your photo suggests left sided disorder in rightward tilted head. See a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of surgery performed. You should talk with your doctor, who should have the information necessary to give you good recommendations. ...Read more